How to Make a Simple Tic Tac Toe Game from Wood Scraps with the Cricut Maker
I’ve been honing some woodworking skills with wood projects like my Scrabble Tile Wall Art and my Mid Century Modern Dog House. This new project, a DIY Tic Tac Toe game, is one I figured I’d make after staring at the extra piles of wood in my garage. I also thought it’d be a great way to break in my new Cricut Maker machine! Cricut Maker is the ultimate smart cutting machine. It accurately cuts over 300 materials, including everything from delicate materials like crepe paper, to fabric, to thicker materials like matboard, leather and basswood. I found that the Cricut Maker is very easy to use and set up. I can imagine doing all kinds of projects!
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This video, DIY Tic Tac Toe Game from Wood Scraps, is sponsored by Cricut. All opinions are 100% my own.
Here is how I made this DIY Tic Tac Toe game from wood scraps with the Cricut Maker.
Here’s What You Need
Time: 1-2 hours
- Scrap Wood
- Miter Saw
- Straight Edge
- Wood Stain
- Clean Cloth (for staining)
- Plastic Gloves
- Cricut Maker
Making the DIY Tic Tac Toe Game
Cut the Wood
This will depend on the wood scraps you have, and the size of board you want, but here is my cut list shown in this tutorial:
- One 9” X 9.5” (.75 in) Plywood
- One 9.5” (.75 X 1.5 in) Poplar Wood Scrap
- Two 8.25” (.75 X 1.5 in) Poplar Wood Scrap
- One 8” (.75 X 1.5 in) Poplar Wood Scrap
- Twelve 2.25 X 2.625 in Scrap Wood Blocks
I used a miter saw to cut these pieces. Each piece should be sanded well.
Stain the Wood
I chose a wood stain in the color Kona. Be sure to wear gloves. Apply the stain with a cloth wiping with the grain. I placed them on a cardboard box to dry.
After they were completely dry, I took a clean cloth and wiped off excess stain and debris.
Assemble the Board
Use a strong wood glue to glue the sides onto the board. Be sure to place glue on both ends and allow it to dry completely.
Create and Cut a Design on Your Cricut Maker
I can’t believe how easy it was to set up the machine. It took just a few minutes.
- Open your Cricut Design Space and start a new project.
- Click “text”. I used the default font for this project because it was perfect for Tic Tac Toe X’s and O’s.
- Size the letters accordingly, these were about 2.125” X 2”. Duplicate each letter times 6.
- Cut your Cricut Premium Vinyl to size. I cut mine to 12” X 7” and place it on your mat.
- Feed it through the machine and cut!
I placed each letter on the 12 blocks. If desired, you can spray a clear top coat on top or even apply an outdoor decoupage medium.
I love how it turned out!
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